Employee Leave Laws: How to Navigate the Workers' Comp, ADA, and CFRA Maze in California
California Employer Advisor Audio Conference
(This conference was originally presented on January 24, 2006)
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If you've ever tried to navigate the maze of laws covering leave for sick, injured, or disabled employees, you know it is enough to make your head spin.
A complicated array of California and federal laws governing family leave, workers' compensation, and disability discrimination may come into play-each involving different rules, definitions, and obligations. And beware: complying with one law will not get you off the hook if an employee sues you under another.
Make just one mistake, and you could quickly become the target of an outrageously expensive employee lawsuit!
How can you avoid problems and make sure you do everything right?
We have assembled an expert panel of speakers to give you practical guidance that will help to steer clear of trouble.
Join us on Jan. 24. In just 90 minutes, you will get a solid understanding of:
The most common mistakes employers make with regard to leave--and how to avoid them
How workers' comp interacts with California's disability and family leave laws
How to correctly determine the amount of leave an employee is entitled to
When you must reinstate an employee, and when you may terminate
The rules you must follow regarding medical exams and inquiries
How to implement an effective return-to-work program
Your legal rights and responsibilities regarding employees who are off work for medical or family leave
You'll hear from--and get your questions answered by--these workers' compensation experts:
Steven M. Bernstein is a partner in the Atlanta office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. He represents employers throughout the United States in both state and federal courts, as well as before the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other state and federal agencies. He has considerable experience with advising employers on leave laws. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to the implementation of preventive employee relations programs that include supervisory training, as well as the development and administration of effective human resources policies and practices. Bernstein earned his J.D., with honors, from the University of Florida College of Law and his B.S. from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Christopher C. Hoffman is the founding partner of the San Diego office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. He has represented hundreds of employers in matters ranging from class action wage and hour disputes, to harassment litigation, union representation attempts, and general employment advice. In addition, he advises employers in the complicated area of family and medical leaves, as well as the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and workers' compensation laws. He also spends a significant amount of time counseling clients regarding day to day employment issues and assisting them to find practical solutions to their legal problems in a proactive manner. This includes extensive supervisor training, as well as preparing sound employment policies and procedures. He earned his J.D., with honors, from the University of San Diego School of Law and his B.A. from Santa Clara University.
Approved for Recertification Credit
This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hour toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org.
How Do Audio Conferences Work?
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Plus, for one low price you can get as many people in your office to participate as you can fit around a speakerphone.
Because the conference is live, you can ask the speakers questions—either on the phone or via e-mail.
With your registration, you also receive conference materials with additional practical information from California Employer Advisor sent to you via e-mail shortly before the conference.
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